Stevie Nicks: The pandemic ‘is stealing what I consider to be my last youthful years’

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Stevie Nicks have been advocating for people to take better care of themselves and take necessary precautions during the COVID pandemic. Last month Stevie wrote a long Facebook post asking people to wear a damn mask to not only protect themselves but their loved ones, especially loved ones in the high risk groups. She also included a ton of facts, figures, and links.

Stevie is releasing a new single today called “Show Them the Way” and a live concert film from her 24 Karat Gold Tour. She was interviewed for AP News where she talked about missing singing live and how on edge she is being cooped up at home. She also said the pandemic is stealing years of her life. Below are a few quotes:

The bad news? Nicks is 72 and doesn’t want to be homebound when she prefers to be singing live on the road.

“This pandemic is more than just a pandemic for me. This is stealing what I consider to be my last youthful years,” Nicks told The Associated Press. “I don’t have just 10 years to hang around and wait for this thing to go away. I have places to go, people to sing for, another album to make. With every day that goes by, it’s like taking this time away from me. That I think is the hardest thing for me.”

“I have a lot of friends that are 60 and they’re going, ‘Oh I’m so old, I’m 60.’ I’m like, ‘You know what, the violins of the world are playing for you. You’re going to really appreciate 60 when you turn 72,’” she continued. “I don’t feel like the whole world is really getting behind getting this to go away. I feel like people are just thinking it really is just magically going away. All it takes is a few people that don’t wear a mask to spread. Just let one person catch it from you and there it goes — it’s like the never-ending story. That worries me because I’m going, ’Will it really be gone by the end of 2021?

“Will it be safe next year for us to walk into Madison Square Garden?’ I don’t know that it will,” she said.

Nicks is hoping to satisfy fans she would typically see in-person on tour with the new concert film “Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert.” It was recorded over two nights during her 2016-17 “24 Karat Gold” tour and will be available at select theaters and drive-ins on Oct. 21 and 25. A CD and digital album of the concert will be released Oct. 30.

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Stevie is that rocker. She has made it her mission to help people understand the gravity of COVID and the consequences of not taking it seriously. Honestly, I would love to see her in concert with Fleetwood Mac if we can get COVID under control. The last years of her life should be spent in celebration and it saddens me that she feels this pandemic is stealing away her youthful years.

It goes without saying that I love Stevie. As a child who grew up in the 80s, she has been a staple in my musical life. I always thought Stevie was cool but she just became 1000 times cooler because she is friends with Beyonce and Harry Styles. Like who knew? I do hope people began to take this pandemic more seriously so we can get it under control. The quicker we get it under control the quicker we can get back to a normal-ish life and be able to go to concerts. Then again I really believe we are moving toward a more remote and digital world so get ready for live concerts brought to you virtually.

Anyhow, here’s to Stevie getting inspired to write a new album while staying home. Hopefully making an album will bring her joy. Otherwise, I hope she continues to stay safe so we can keep her longer. We have already lost so many greats over the last decade, I’d like to hang on to a few for at least another decade if possible.

The 24 Karat Gold Tour was one of my favorite tours I’ve ever done. It’s a trip. It’s a journey. Come with me!‬ ‪24 Karat Gold The Concert will be in movie theaters exclusively on October 21 & 25. Tickets on sale September 23. Visit stevienicksfilm.com for more info. #24KaratConcert

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